PATRYK KLIMALA is hoping to pass his screen test at the weekend after quitting Celtic for a four-year contract at New York Red Bulls.
The Hoops will received £3.6million ($5million) for the 22-year-old Polish striker who cost a similar fee when he arrived from top-flight club Jagiellonia Białystok in January last year.
Klimala failed to settle at Parkhead and scored only three goals in 28 appearances, but is in line for a quickfire debut for the MLS outfit when they play LA Galaxy on Sunday with a 10.30pm kick-off UK time which will be shown live on the Free Sports channel (Sky Sports 422).
Kevin Thelwell, the Red Bulls head of sport, told the official website: “We’re delighted to complete this deal and welcome Patryk to our club.
“Patryk is a talented young forward who has proven that he can score goals and create in a variety of ways.
“We believe he has the ability to impact games in MLS now and the potential to continue to grow and succeed in years to come.
“We look forward to welcoming him to New York and getting him acclimated to our club.”
Klimala dropped down the pecking order at Parkhead when the club paid £5million for Swiss international Albian Ajeti from West Ham, but he, like the Pole, has found goals difficult to come by in Scotland and has claimed a mere six strikes.
He could be on his way, too, in the massive summer rebuild that will see an upheaval of the playing staff following a disappointing campaign.